Decorated Pearlware Creamer ca. 1800

Here is a little mystery; I was sure I would see one in Berthoud. Closest example is unknown maker, and swirls in opposite direction. This little pearlware creamer looks as if someone modified the mold used for a coffee cup. Swirl fluted body with slightly scalloped rim, handle has a strong mid rib. Not a sparrow beak, but a fairly angular pouring spout. Charming painted borders inside and out, floral sprays on exterior, primarily pinks and green.

Size: Approximately 2.5" high

Condition: Workmanship on this item was not the best. Stray piece of clay on interior, pits and specks of clay residue under glaze, finish on one side near bottom of exterior seems "scorched". I have been over this entire piece, tapping with a dental pick, thinking it may be a restoration, but can find no evidence, and it has a good ringing tone. So other than some truly minor glaze flaking, I think it is just an example of early potting quality issues.

Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, I would expect a return if I happen to miss anything.

Item ID: 9965

$138 USD

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